Truro shark bite victim speaks out
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A man who was bitten by a great white shark off Cape Cod spoke about the attack Wednesday.
Two days after Chris Myers was carried off the beach with shark bites on both his legs he told Good Morning America about his biggest concern.
“I was thinking as I was swimming that my lungs are fine, my kick is fine, but I was starting to feel kind of dizzy and wondering if I was losing blood. I knew I had been bit pretty bad and so my only concern was would I be able to make it back to shore,” Chris Myers told Good Morning America on Wednesday.
When Chris Myers got to shore he was helped by medical professionals who happened to be on Ballston Beach in Truro, Mass. They stopped the bleeding until first responders arrived. Chris Myer’s son JJ was with him during the attack. They were body surfing in deep water when it happened.
“I heard him scream and I turned around and saw the kind of the back and the fin of the shark up out of water,” said JJ Myers.
Their fears were confirmed that Myer’s was most likely attacked by a great white shark that left him with injuries on both legs and both knees, possibly from one strike. In the midst of the madness, all they knew was that they had to get to dry land.
“We really didn’t have a whole lot of options. We were very motivated. We swam hard,” said Chris Myers.
With bandages on both legs, the Colorado man said he feels terrific under the circumstances. He admits it will take a gentle effort to get him back into the water.
Myers is currently listed in good condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.